I need some new breeches, and I am wondering if I should get white or tan.
I am an eventer, and I know usually tan is worn for XC and white for SJ and Dressage...but I don't have enough money to get a pair in each color.
IMO [i know not everyone agrees with this] you should only ever wear white breeches if you are wearing formal attire, which means tall boots, solid black or navy coat, and stock tie. If you are wearing informal attire, ratcatcher and solid or pinstriped coat you should always wear tan/beige [or any color but white] breeches.
Most of the events around here are informal so even if you wear a show coat, tan breeches are completely acceptable. I have however seen white breeches with a polo at many shows so I think it's more a matter of what is acceptable around you.
I have white breeches but I never wear them bc im afraid to get them too dirty and ruin them lol!